Green Czar: Van Jones

2009 August 25
by INC

dont-tread-300Yesterday on his program Glenn Beck began to discuss Van Jones.  Gateway Pundit has this update:

UPDATE: Beck said today on FOX and Friends that he will expose Obama’s Green Czar as an “avowed communist.”

He includes a link to this post by David Horowitz:

Obama’s Communist Advisor and His Billion-Dollar Army

I’m in NY where I’ll be headed to the Fox studios in a few hours to tape the “Glenn Beck Show.” The segment I’m doing will be aired Thursday as part of a week-long series called “The New Republic,” which is Glenn’s look at the radical agendas of the Obama Administration….

Beck also focused on Van Jones, a self-described Communist who is now the Special Assistant to the President for “Green Jobs”. Beck ran some revealing clips on Jones, who is a Jeremiah Wright radical — a black racist and Ivy League elitist. Beck noted Jones’ radical “past” — actually he became a  Communist in 1992 and for the next 10 years was a member of a communist party dedicated to “organizing a revolutionary movement.”

Beck perspicaciously pointed out that Jones was the candidate of the Apollo Alliance — which is a communist party of the green movement composed of social justice and racial justice groups.

I have been gradually updating my post of last week: David Horowitz On Saul Alinsky, which he began in preparation for his interview with Glenn Beck.  I haven’t quite caught up with Mr. Horowitz’ continuing series, but at Newsreal Blog you can find the next installments.  He has eight posts up, with Part VI divided into three separate posts.  I highly recommend it, and please take the time to look at the information on Van Jones he discusses today.

UPDATE: Video from FOX News, Radical in the White House? Obama’s Green Jobs ‘Czar’ Exposed.


H/T:  Gateway Pundit, Newsreal Blog, FOX News.

46 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 August 25 11:21 am
    janzam permalink

    Thanks, as always, for your informative posts, INC. It’s like being in a daily seminar of newsworthy comments.

    I got a kick, though, out of the excerpt you posted on Jones.

    Beck ran some revealing clips on Jones, who is a Jeremiah Wright radical — a black racist and Ivy League elitist

    Add to his credentials of being a “communist,” and what harm could he possibly do???


  2. 2009 August 25 11:27 am
    mulletover permalink

    On Fox News this morning, Beck said this racist traitor has a spending authority of $500 million from the stimulus plan.

    Did I hear this right?

  3. 2009 August 25 11:32 am
    janzam permalink

    Below is an interesting comparison and contrast between Bill Clinton’s 1st-term problems and the ones Obama is currently experiencing. Possibly, though, Obama’s lack of on-the-job prior experience will prove to be his Achilles Heel.

    Even in the midst of a Republican resurgence, Mr. Clinton would go on from the defeat to become the first Democrat since FDR to be elected to two terms. By contrast, Mr. Obama’s handling of the health-care debate—making villains out of cable television and insurance companies, questioning the motives of those who disagree, imposing artificial deadlines—suggests a rigidity typically associated with a lack of executive experience and responsibility.

    Saving the Obama Presidency WSJ Link

  4. 2009 August 25 11:39 am
    janzam permalink

    “This recession was simply worse than the information that we and other forecasters had back in last fall and early this winter,” Romer said.

    This was said in explaining the WH’s current dire predictions of increasing unemployment and deficits.

    H/T Drudge

    The problem with the Obama Administration is not that they misread the recession, but, rather, they misread what the proper antidote should be. Their solutions, consequently, have only worsened the recession, and they are in denial about this fact.

  5. 2009 August 25 11:48 am
    INC permalink

    mullet, I don’t know. I didn’t catch FOX, however, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    True, Jan.

    I even called my Dem senator earlier this year and said that predictions were the recession would end itself later this year if nothing were done. The Dems proceeded to make matters worse.

  6. 2009 August 25 11:59 am
    aureliusx permalink

    Obama is NOT in denial and misread NOTHING– problem or antidote.

    He knows exactly what he is doing.

  7. 2009 August 25 12:15 pm
    janzam permalink

    You’re probably right Aureliusx. But, the point I was trying to make is that the deepening of this recession is Obama’s fault, his policies that followed the onset of the collapse, and not because the recession was “misread.”

    …makes my blood boil!

  8. 2009 August 25 12:27 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    Jan #4,7

    The deepening of the recession is his fault, indeed.

    We need to be careful to not presume that Obama is in any way trying to help the country or economy become stronger. Nothing could be farther from his goal. He is not some clueless liberal blogger who thinks these policies are the optimal ones for the recession. He is a clear-as-day closet communist who knows exactly how destructive he will be. His goal is crushing the productive, elevating the nonproductive, and setting in stone the State that will ensure we never escape again.

  9. 2009 August 25 12:28 pm
    janzam permalink

    The “Rahm factor” is spelled out in this rather flamboyant John Batchelor article.

    Emanuel’s methods in the House are now writ large throughout the government. Not one of the House Democrats is suicidal enough to push back in public against what amounts to his extortion and protection racket for each successive piece of partisan legislation—witness the 219 beaten-up votes for cap and trade in the House, or the pummeled Blue Dogs during the health-care brouhaha during recess. One Democratic wag comments that Rahm Emanuel is to the Blue Dogs what Michael Vick was to pit bulls. In the beginning he feeds them steak, then they get torn apart.

    How Rahm is reviving the GOP The Daily Beast

  10. 2009 August 25 12:32 pm
    janzam permalink

    Like I said, Aureliusx — you say it better than I.

    But, Obama’s words to the people are taken by many “sheeple” (such a great term for non-thinking people) as “fact” or “truth.” And, his words simply belie what is truly taking place in this country because of all the ill-conceived and ill-placed policies he keeps ramming down our throats — “rushing” them through with a mock sense of urgency!

  11. 2009 August 25 1:07 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Seen in the comment section of another blog:

    Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it,
    passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it and whose members will be exempt from it,
    signed by a president who smokes,
    funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes,
    overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
    and financed by a country that is broke.

    Too bad it won’t fit on a bumper sticker.

  12. 2009 August 25 1:20 pm
    janzam permalink

    #11 is just beautiful, mp!

  13. 2009 August 25 1:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    aureliusx –

    “Obama is NOT in denial and misread NOTHING– problem or antidote.

    “He knows exactly what he is doing.”

    I think he made the mistake of trying to do too much to quickly (and the American public quickly discovered just how radical he is).

    Somewhere in Alaska, an unemployed housewife is probably fine-tuning the next Facebook salvo. Imagine how much more time she’ll have in a few weeks when the kids are back in school.

  14. 2009 August 25 1:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I think he made the mistake of trying to do too much to quickly (and the American public quickly discovered just how radical he is).

    Nope that is on purpose. The WH team is flooding the left zone of Congress using a 6-3 offense. Stuff is coming at them so fact nobody can keep up with it, by design.

    By the way, if you did watch Beck yesterday did you catch his drift that it is NOT Congress writing these bills but community organizing groups on the Left dumping in on willing staffers. We’re watching payback, they are calling in all the chits that got dip shit elected and we’re paying for it!

  15. 2009 August 25 2:01 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    He knows exactly what he is doing.

    I’m not certain he does know exactly what he’s doing. Rather, I suspect he’s just following instinct. It’s in his nature. If he knew exactly what he’s doing we would be more screwed right now than we already are.

    A scorpion was wandering along the bank of the river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.
    The fox said, “No. If I do that, you’ll sting me and I’ll drown.”
    The scorpion assured him, “If I did that, we’d both drown.”
    So the fox thought about it and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him.
    As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, “Why did you do that? Now you’ll drown too.”
    “I couldn’t help it,” said the scorpion. “It’s my nature.”

  16. 2009 August 25 2:06 pm
    justrand permalink

    the Left is determined to force Beck off the airwaves. if they succeed then we are screwed…regardless of what you think of Beck.

    I have sent several letters to ex-sponsors…i will be sending more!

  17. 2009 August 25 2:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The left is also trying to have Facebook censor Sarah Palin, but that’s a thread for tonight or tomorrow.

    If you haven’t figured it out yet we’re in a war and the typical RINO nicey-nicey (I’ll have the moral high ground if I let you rape me) ain’t gonna win it.

    This is a time for people like Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin and Michele Bachmann; not Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, David Frum, Peggy Noonan, Charles Krathammer and Rich Lowry.

  18. 2009 August 25 2:50 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    bc3b— nice metaphor. you don’t mess around.

  19. 2009 August 25 2:53 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    The left is also trying to have Facebook censor Sarah Palin

    Censor Sarah on Facebook? I don’t see it happening for a number of reasons.

    I know the folks at Facebook are typical SF Bay Area lefties, but on what grounds could they silence her on Facebook? Anyway, the management and investors in Facebook love money more than principle. Sarah brings so much attention to Facebook that I’m certain they are right now wondering how to get her to post more often.

  20. 2009 August 25 3:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I know the folks at Facebook are typical SF Bay Area lefties, but on what grounds could they silence her on Facebook? — MPT

    Read their TOS. They don’t need a reason.

    13. # Termination

    If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Facebook to you. We will generally try to notify you, but have no obligation to do so. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. In all such cases, this Statement shall terminate, but the following provisions will still apply: 2.2, 2.3, 3-5, 8.2, 9.1-9.3, 9.9, 9.10, 9.13, 9.15.1, 9.18, 10.3, 11.2, 11.5, 11.6, 11.9, 11.10, 11.13, 11.14, and 13-16.

    Then section 3 has this —

    .5 You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
    .6 You will not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

    So what is the definition of bully or intimidate? Heh solely Facebook’s discretion. Like an old roommate of mind once said, now a lawyer, “Fine print is there for your pleasure or consternation. YMMV.”

  21. 2009 August 25 3:55 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Bah. My cable modem is dead. 2.5 years continuous service. Time to go buy another.

    These things are more important than TVs….

  22. 2009 August 25 3:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    So what ya gonna get there RWY? I have a motorola bitsurfer that has served well for 3yrs. (knock on wood.)

  23. 2009 August 25 4:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    MPT here’s how a Facebook rejection would play out.

    * ACLU gets involved.
    * They point out some offense about death panels.
    * ACLU on the back end scares the hell out of the Facebook execs but offer them an out if they just cut her off.
    * Facebook turns off her account.

    Now if that happens, it is the most stupid thing that the Leftists could do. Guys like me an RWY could have her up on the Amazon cloud with WordPress in a day. A day later have RSS, ATOM, SMS and surveys and collecting contacts. She would end up more connected than she was before and reach an even bigger audience.

  24. 2009 August 25 4:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Those B@#$%s. Not content to see the error of their initial assessment US State suspends Visas from Honduras —

  25. 2009 August 25 4:36 pm
    INC permalink

    Dr. D, that is disgusting. Petulant revenge on a nation that is following the law.

  26. 2009 August 25 4:39 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    if Honduras can hang on till Nov. when their elections are scheduled anyway, Obama, the EU, and the OAS will look like the idiots they are.

    Problem is they know that. Look for pressure to ramp up insanely high in September. Would not rule out a US-sanctioned invasion.

  27. 2009 August 25 4:40 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    I am furious that I am forced to write sentences in which my country is implicitly my enemy.

  28. 2009 August 25 4:42 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    Keep telling myself…. It’s not my country. It’s the current government.

    But it gets harder and harder when I see O’s approval still over 50% (barely).

    After all that has happened.

  29. 2009 August 25 4:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Now if that happens, it is the most stupid thing that the Leftists could do.

    Agreed, but I just don’t see it happening. Facebook is desperate to come up with a money making business model and kicking off their biggest attraction would not be a good move.

    Anyway, glad to see you guys would be stumbling over each other to help Sarah should she find herself homeless on the web. Wonder why that is? 😉

  30. 2009 August 25 4:58 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Hey, what’s the big deal over a 9,000,000,000,000 debt for the next 10 years?

    Obama just needs to print 9 of these.

  31. 2009 August 25 5:10 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    So what ya gonna get there RWY? I have a motorola bitsurfer that has served well for 3yrs.

    Zoom modem. Freakin gay. Only thing I could get right away as my woman was yelling her ebay was ringing up sales payments and she couldn’t print her shipping labels.

    It’s working, but I need to get another 1 or 2 for future use. Not a good idea to be down at a critical time with no replacement.

    Zoom modem, heh.

    Anyway, $60. Last time I bought one it was 40. Inflation? Ayuh.

  32. 2009 August 25 5:12 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Had a D-link before, very reliable with no hiccups and got up to 3MB/s which is fast for around here.

    It died last week and I rebooted it, then forgot it was bad. Tonight it flickered and died in about 20 mins….

  33. 2009 August 25 5:13 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Tonight it flickered and died in about 20 mins….

    I blame Sarah!

  34. 2009 August 25 5:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Anyway, glad to see you guys would be stumbling over each other to help Sarah should she find herself homeless on the web. Wonder why that is? 😉 — MPT

    Free Mooseburgers. Snark, Snark. 😉

  35. 2009 August 25 5:35 pm
    MFG permalink

    You know what your modem failing means, don’t you…???

  36. 2009 August 25 5:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Haven’t used Zoom since dialup was ‘the thing’. I can say one thing, netgear, never again.

  37. 2009 August 25 5:38 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Yeah netgear is sludge. Used twice, lol what a joke.

    You know what your modem failing means, don’t you…???

    Yes, it means Sarah Palin is completely unqualified to hold national office in America.

    But we already knew that, since David Frum said it, and Charles “JimmyCahtah” Krauthammer backed him up.

  38. 2009 August 25 6:36 pm
    justrand permalink

    IF Beck and Palin are silenced, or even slowed down, then the Left will decide it is truly Open Season on everyone who disagrees with them.

    It is a VERY small “leap” to Obama declaring a “temporary suspension of the 1st Amendment”, in order to “save the Republic”.

    If there must be trouble, let it come in MY time…that my child may have peace

    I, and a LOT of folks my age, have a HUGE fight left in them. If it must happen, then let it happen while I still have that fight in me!

  39. 2009 August 25 6:38 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Nothing is over at all. Temporary tactical retreat by Dems. Nothing has changed. Long months of political battle remain, and let’s hope it stays political and does not go to the next level.

    50/50 on that one…..

  40. 2009 August 25 6:45 pm
    MFG permalink

    Read Feingold’s comments, even a lefty lunatic like him is sounding conservative

    They care ONLY about reelection, nothing else

    Expect massive defections from Captain Bullshit, starting very soon…

  41. 2009 August 25 6:50 pm
    justrand permalink

    the stopping of COLA for our Seniors, and the resulting DECREASE in their spending power due to the double-whammy of inflation AND the Medicare cost increase (which they pay) has disappeared from the national news…completely!

    THE biggest impact on the our Senior citizens in decades…GONE from view.

    Why? too easy a question

  42. 2009 August 25 7:02 pm
    INC permalink


    This is going to be quite a week for Glenn Beck. Michelle Malkin was on tonight. Rush Limbaugh is guest tomorrow. David Horowitz on Thursday.

    Video from Hot Air.

  43. 2009 August 25 7:05 pm
    justrand permalink

    I truly believe that Beck is putting his best foot forward this week. I think Fox News must have told the antsy advertisers to watch and judge for themselves.

    IF Beck gets pulled, I will NEVER spend a dime on ANY company that participated in any boycott of him as long as I live. EVER.

  44. 2009 August 25 7:08 pm
    INC permalink

    Yes, I couldn’t believe the line up he has. He’s calling this week: The New Republic: America’s Future.

  45. 2009 August 26 6:09 am
    phineas gage permalink

    I don’t like Beck at all, but I don’t agree with the lefty boycott of him.

  46. 2009 August 26 6:10 am
    phineas gage permalink

    I don’t even know why, something about him just rubs me the wrong way. He’s kind of creepy, to be completely honest.

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